Last Wednesday I went and saw Cancer Bats at the Engine Rooms, which is the basement under a bar. Now this sounds like a really bad place but it was quite the opposite. The area was tightly packed, had a low ceiling and got to about a 100 degrees in there (sure I am exaggerating, but I can assure you, it was very very hot). The opening support band were called Sharks, who were really good, and reminded me of The Clash slightly. They were a great support act but the guitarist broke a string on his guitar so they had to stop early. What was funny though was he proceeded to completely wreck his guitar after their set list. The second support band where Blackstorm who all had amazingly epic beards, which made me go to my mates "these guys are going to be heavy, brace yourselves". I wasn't wrong, and they certainly didn't disappoint.
When Cancer Bats came on, the entire venue started to move as everyone just got psyched up and let loose. They started out with Shillelagh, played a song I didn't recognise and did Let It Pour, to which I just went mental. After the first four songs they did the lead singer had to stop after every second song as it was just ridiculously hot in there. Cancer Bats rattled off a lot of there best songs and my friends and I headed home incredibly satisfied.